Friday, 16 May 2014

Make a gift bag....

Good morning everyone and Happy Friday

This week I decided to do something different and had a go at making gift bags in readiness for 
Fathers Day

I've used a 12x12 sheet of green textured paper which is available from Lisa's shop on workshop days and a sheet of Kaisercraft 12x12 paper called Botanical from the Timeless Collection
I made a tag using Versafine ink pads and a sentiment stamp from the
 Hobby Art Old Crock clear stamp set 

I also used Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear glue as it grabs and sticks really well

Place your paper face down and fold back about 3"at the top

Then fold in the sides to meet in the middle and slightly overlap

Glue the edges together (or use sticky tape)

Fold the bottom up 2" or 3"
You can vary the height and depth of your bag by changing the size of your fold

Open and flatten the fold

Fold the top edge down and the bottom edge up to overlap a little, then 
glue and stick together (or use sticky tape)

Punch two holes at the top of the bag
Make a tag
 Cut two lengths of ribbon and thread the tag on to one
 Make handles by threading each end of the ribbon through the holes in the bag
  and make knots inside 

For a different look, use patterned paper

The sizes are approximately 
height 8"
width 5"
depth 2"

Old Crock Clear Stamp Set     Timeless Collection Botanical    
VersaFine Ink pad - Onyx Black   Vintage Sepia    Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Acrylic Glue - 30ml 
Have a great weekend



  1. A fabulous gift bag and tag. Looks fairly straightforward too so will have to give it a go.

  2. Both of these are fabulous and the papers you have used are gorgeous! The top one looks like faux snakeskin - love that! Karen x

  3. I do love this textured paper, a bit like leather, gorgeous! I am filing the bag idea as it uses a whole sheet (no waste, no cutting!) and it's a way of using the papers that don't make it to the album!

  4. Love these bags and they seem quite straightforward. Will look for a Fathers Day present to fit whatever size mine turn out!!! Thank you, Jan

  5. Hi, thank-you for such a great idea, this will be great in any colour, xx

  6. I like the textured card . This could be useful for any gifts not just fathers day. Nice clear instructions.

  7. looks great for any occasion. thanks for continued inspiration.


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